U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
UPDATED 2:45 PM PT – Monday, August 30, 2021
More than 100 House Republicans have vowed to vote against raising the debt ceiling. In a letter released on Monday, a group of 103 lawmakers said in order for Democrats multi-trillion spending plans to come to fruition, the debt limit would have to be significantly increased.
They contended a vote to raise the debt ceiling would imply consent to new spending. The lawmakers also made it clear Democrats alone were responsible for the effort to spend trillions.
The House lawmakers joined 46 Senate Republicans who have similarly pledged to vote against increasing the debt limit. Senate Democrats would likely have to use reconciliation to raise the debt ceiling in order to overcome GOP opposition.